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07-07-12, 9:23 PM

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So when I really like something I also like to actually buy the products and, was wondering if the SAO light novel was buy able in eglish? Or is it only available in japanese?
 
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07-07-12, 9:58 PM

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As far as i know, No. But there is a fan translated one

Hope it help.
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07-07-12, 10:06 PM

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hnryirawan said:
As far as i know, No. But there is a fan translated one

Hope it help.


Thas what I thought =/ I've already downloaded the translated novels but, I wish I could have the english book xD
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07-07-12, 10:19 PM

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As far as I know there are very few LN actually OFFICIALLY translated into English. In fact I think it's near zero.
 
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07-07-12, 11:10 PM

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Firestalker5 said:
As far as I know there are very few LN actually OFFICIALLY translated into English. In fact I think it's near zero.


That really sucks =/ they should! I would buy the novels. It would actually be something interesting to read lol
 
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07-08-12, 2:53 AM

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^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist
 
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07-08-12, 2:56 AM

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kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist


I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.
 
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07-08-12, 3:26 PM

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kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist
MidnightPride said:
I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.

You can download the EPUB version from Baka-Tsuki and put it on you Kindle or Nook... That's what I did and it works great. I love it, I read them in the bathroom or when I have time before bed.
 
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07-08-12, 3:44 PM

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Firestalker5 said:
In fact I think it's near zero.

No lol, there quite a few. Not a lot, but definitely not close to zero.


 
07-08-12, 4:11 PM

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If the anime has a lot of success you can expect to see english LN in no time.
At least, that's how it usually works. An anime has a lot of success and in not time it's manga is coming out in english.

I really hope that happens with all the volumes of SAO, would love to have the book!
 
07-09-12, 4:34 AM

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Sekuiya said:
If the anime has a lot of success you can expect to see english LN in no time.
At least, that's how it usually works. An anime has a lot of success and in not time it's manga is coming out in english.

I really hope that happens with all the volumes of SAO, would love to have the book!


I would prefer the LN over the manga since the LN is the original and, even if the anime is successful we would probably have to wait a year or so to see a english sao LN :S
 
07-09-12, 10:28 AM

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It's too bad that the English market has only a few LNs out right now such as Spice and Wolf and the Haruhi series. I'm surprised that other LNs like Bakemonogatari and SAO haven't been picked up yet, probably due to the unknown popularity of it here in the US or in other particular countries. All hope isn't lost though if you really want to read the novel in your hands(as a book I mean). You can wait for an indefinite period of time before a publishing company will say that they will publish these awesome books or you can try to make the book yourself using a self-publishing company like Blurb(it's pretty cool) or wait for someone to publish it. The latter isn't recommended though because it doesn't support the industry in any way but I mean, someone already made the first two books of Bakemonogatari and Fate/Zero ready to be bought. Btw, he used translations from Baka-Tsuki so it's good but it doesn't help the industry.
 
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Darkness44 said:
It's too bad that the English market has only a few LNs out right now such as Spice and Wolf and the Haruhi series. I'm surprised that other LNs like Bakemonogatari and SAO haven't been picked up yet, probably due to the unknown popularity of it here in the US or in other particular countries. All hope isn't lost though if you really want to read the novel in your hands(as a book I mean). You can wait for an indefinite period of time before a publishing company will say that they will publish these awesome books or you can try to make the book yourself using a self-publishing company like Blurb(it's pretty cool) or wait for someone to publish it. The latter isn't recommended though because it doesn't support the industry in any way but I mean, someone already made the first two books of Bakemonogatari and Fate/Zero ready to be bought. Btw, he used translations from Baka-Tsuki so it's good but it doesn't help the industry.


If I buy a product I want it to be bought by someone who actually made it and, put effort into it. I would never buy it from someone who simply downloaded a pdf and, had the book made. To me that's like giving money to someone free. I want to show my respect to the company by purchasing a product they offer. With that said I also want to be able to use the product so I won't buy the japanese version that is nothing more then a dust collector for me :S
 
07-09-12, 10:51 AM

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Firestalker5 said:
kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist
MidnightPride said:
I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.

You can download the EPUB version from Baka-Tsuki and put it on you Kindle or Nook... That's what I did and it works great. I love it, I read them in the bathroom or when I have time before bed.

I'm currently reading it on my iPhone 4. Works very well. I like it. I guess the experience would be even better, though, on an iPad/other tablets.
 
07-11-12, 12:51 AM

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MidnightPride said:
kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist


I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.


Whered you download them at and what format are they in? (Like a .txt or .pdf file) I have an app on my iPod where you can download certain files (since I'd prefer to read it on here then on a computer) but it depends on the file type. I'm interested in the novels though. Gonna hope that the anime lives up to its hype and eventually YenPress or some other company picks them up.

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07-11-12, 7:16 AM

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MidnightPride said:
kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist


I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.


Whered you download them at and what format are they in? (Like a .txt or .pdf file) I have an app on my iPod where you can download certain files (since I'd prefer to read it on here then on a computer) but it depends on the file type. I'm interested in the novels though. Gonna hope that the anime lives up to its hype and eventually YenPress or some other company picks them up.


I also have downloaded all 9 and I'm reading them on my NDS now.
and they are in pdf, EPUB and something else.

BTW: I was thinking of reading after the anime, so that the anime won't be spoiled, but I still know everything that's left out.
Or should I just read it before I watch the episodes?
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07-11-12, 7:22 AM

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TK8 said:
noyoureinsane said:
MidnightPride said:
kamikaze_1996 said:
^ i can understand how you feel, after i read the first volume, i wanted to continue the story with proper books because it was just awkward reading on my laptop continuously but I hhad searching for days to find a translated version of SAO and there wasn't any, basically it doesn't exist


I downloaded all 9 volumes but, I just prefer to have the book reading online tends to be annoying especially when there are only a couple pictures here and there.


Whered you download them at and what format are they in? (Like a .txt or .pdf file) I have an app on my iPod where you can download certain files (since I'd prefer to read it on here then on a computer) but it depends on the file type. I'm interested in the novels though. Gonna hope that the anime lives up to its hype and eventually YenPress or some other company picks them up.


I also have downloaded all 9 and I'm reading them on my NDS now.
and they are in pdf, EPUB and something else.

BTW: I was thinking of reading after the anime, so that the anime won't be spoiled, but I still know everything that's left out.
Or should I just read it before I watch the episodes?


It's up to you I decided to start reading and am on chapter 18 I'm still going to watch and, enjoy the anime.
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07-11-12, 9:36 PM

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I totally spoiled it for myself. lol
I'm on the seventh volume but I've already read the eighth as that is about the ummm contents of the anime? There! No spoilers! :3

Yeah... I read fast... I started to read these Sunday lol
 
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I totally spoiled it for myself. lol
I'm on the seventh volume but I've already read the eighth as that is about the ummm contents of the anime? There! No spoilers! :3

Yeah... I read fast... I started to read these Sunday lol


Wow, it took me a week to read through all 9 volumes. That's quite the speed read. XD

But I would definitely buy SAO merch if sold here in the US.
 
07-14-12, 3:15 PM

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Unfortunately they don't officially TL many light novels yet... but there are many fan translations online. If you stilll want to purchase the books, you can just buy them in jap and read the translated version to help the industry anyway? Otherwise you can always start learning japanese!
 
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